Education: Hero

"In his veins ran the purest blood of our forefathers, surcharged with the bracing airs of the new world. His courage was that of the American jaguar and of the dauntless globe-circling conquistadors. For integrity he was another Gibraltar, for vision a sun-regarding eagle, for aspiration a Napoleon, a Caesar. . . . Generous, high-minded, inflexible of will and purpose. . . . The century's, yes, all the centuries' hero! . . ."

Despatches failed to reproduce the phrases—but doubtless they rang on this note—of José Munoz-Cota, 19, of the...

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